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  1. At our shop we tke $40 deposits.. I feel it out. if it's a small tat and i know its scheduled for the day after someones payday or it's a regular client i'm lenient - but for days like saturday and friday that are big money earners its a definite must. we do a $40 deposit that comes off the overall cost of the tattoo. If we get 24 hours notice we move the apt, less than that they lose the deposit..we're pretty fair about it, but we need to make a living too :) I think it's fairly standard.. Kind of unavoidable ...at the end of the day if it wasnt about money on some level we would all be just painting at home or doing it for free..lol..
  2. Whenever I put on a fad tattoo I make it a point to not judge a person's decision..its whatever makes them happy... but here we get "believe" every 3rd sitting.. feathers turning into birds, blowing daisies turning into birds.. a lot of shit turning into BIRDS.... the NEWEST trend is randomly writing "Ohana" on people..... sigh
  3. Since I know a lot of your ride, wondering if any of you may have some info that could help me out:) I'm in Canada - and I've been looking at a few older harleys in the USA .. Wondering what the process to bring bikes into canada is (registering.. the hassle of it all) Have any of you had any experiences private purchasing bikes internationally? Thanks!!
  4. We often have people come with toddlers and infants and expect to just leave them in the waiting area and it is not safe... We can't control what our clients say/ profanity/ the kids could run into someone and cause an endangerment to themselves and to us... so we strongly discourage folks from bringing YOUNG children to a shop.. we are not babysitters. on the same note however if you have a well behaved child who is old enough to understand what is going on and behave it is no issue whatsoever. We have no sign - we just think of safety first.. strictly safety. When I am on the client end, my biggest pet peeve is people having huge conversations on my dime then clocking it on the time, or acting like they are god and i am oh-so-fortunate to be getting a tattoo from them. nomatter what your talent level, you are paying your bills because of your clients, and there has to be some mutual respect.
  5. Hello from the maritimes! Welcome
  6. Other tattooers pretentious attitudes still top this list.. but as for clients... people just barging when im in the back and coming to the back of the shop like they own the place... thats a peeve...
  7. As I posted my thread curious about these dates- can you guys enlighten me on some of the special days you've seen go down are? other than the 13th, halloween, and random flash days?
  8. Hey guys So when I posted about "sales" a lot of you posted back about really awesome promos your shops or local shops had been doing (flash day, the classic fri 13th, daffodiles for cancer etc). Inspired by this our shop actually did a flash style promo day (not a sale lol) that kicked absolute ass (and for me as an apprentice, really got my name out there to our clients) so thank you for the inspiration. (NOTE: I should mention when i was discussing "sales" there was a shop around here that was advertising 8 hours of tattoos for 500$ or something ridiculous on the radio..like an INSANE "sale" using the word "sale" and it was just..tacky and BAD) While "sales" are something we will never do..cool promos like you all had discussed instead are really neat ideas. Can you guys list any cool "theme day promos" etc you have encountered? We are trying to think up one for june.. and moving forward I have a list of what the months are associated with BUT its really not that cool..so any input would be awesome. :)thanks guys
  9. Yeh..When I met my hubby he had no tattoos.. I am heavily tattooed but none on my arms or chest so I can hide it easily.. I came with a disclaimer:P You don't like ink, do not unwrap this present. lol.
  10. Chillin on the couch with two happy cats that have not seen me nearly enough this week (a lot of later than normal nights at the shop). Having a day off..probably braving giving my mother a pedicure (its mothers day)..
  11. ive been muttering/ yelling a lot of profanity at 20 something year old boys... ..only girl in the shop..lol... only girl in a shop in the city.... ...*goes cross eyed* ive seen things i cant unsee lol
  12. good points! I guess I'm just seeing a lot of people get weird things for the sake of them being weird, on purpose, for humour.lol. i'm sure this is not new, its just like a massive spike in the behavior.
  13. It's wonderful to see a woman put her children before a need to be validated by a man/her relationship etc.. It's even MORE wonderful to see a woman STAY GONE. cheers to you - tough cookie - your children will have a wonderful example of what it means to truly be strong.
  14. Speaking of apprentices..this is my first day taking a full day of bookings.. wish me luck. lol. *nervously fidgets with coffee cup*
  15. When I was at that age my father started quoting Mark Twain all the time... I think he was trying to not murder me.lol
  16. Eskimette

    Book thread

    hahaha none taken - As mentioned It all started as a joke... before tattooing I got a history degree..(oh so useful) and through the course of that was made to read so many books that to me were terrible repetitive bs that it took the magic out of story telling...lol..analysing everything.. 50 shades started as a joke, but turned into something i could turn my brain off for..which sometimes? I really need.lol. It's the same old formula kind of book.. When we get into favorites on a serious level I'm a huge stephen king fan.
  17. Eskimette

    Book thread

    LOL my hubby is afraid we made the book into a drinking game i name a page, and a line number, and he has to read it out loud...it ends in him drinking LOL ...then we switch ...its colorful but amusing
  18. Eskimette

    Book thread

    Im on the 3rd book of 50 shades of grey *shame face* i borrowed the first one out of humor so i could have an educated opinion on everyone's bullshit about it.. then the book ended with him beating her with a belt and her running away...so..i couldnt let it end like that...one thing led to another, and several bottles of wine later here I am reading more smut sigh i reiterate shame face
  19. That would be a gorgeous thing to see on a bike
  20. I've done the classic moustache finger tattoo.. I put an exclamation mark on a middle finger the other day...redundancy lol My mentor put a chick pushing a lawn mower on the top of a guys bald spot awhile back - that was amusing..but the classic sailor jerry bent-over monkey? He put that on someone with their bellybutton as the monkeys butthole...that was a classy moment in time:P he did an amazing job, and it was what they asked for.lol
  21. I'm an apprentice - It's a time consuming, grueling process (loving it all the way).. I definitely agree that it acts as quality control - or SHOULD.. my mentor has only ever had two apprentices in his entire career.. Ill be the last... Like children you don't just go make 10 because you can LOL...
  22. Anyone noticing the crazy kind of new school trend that is really..really..really growing of getting theeeee most outrageous funny/goofy/random tattoos humanly possible just for shits and giggles?lol I realize people have always done this..but lately I have -seen things-..things I cannot un-see.. lol If you're noticing it too - name some of the craziest tattoo designs/ whackiest you've been privy to lately. I have a guy that wants me to tattoo a giant alarm clock with a banner that says "fun time" for no real reason... And saw a girl get a gumball machine filled with eggs..which honestly was really cool. random but very cool.. In a magazine I actually saw a tattoo that had an image of someone with a visible mental disability that said "go full retarded"... im guessing they are going to regret that...quickly..highly offensive... The list goes on...things seem to be getting more and more random...
  23. Priceless and reminds me of the movie/guy "Bronson" lol.. look that shit up.hahaha
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